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FFwD: (Not) Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad

FFwD: Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad

French Fridays this week was a light, summery, simple fish dish – Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad. Except, I used halibut instead of swordfish. I probably could have found some swordfish if I had put more effort into it, but really, I am all about the medium-sized effort. That and there was some really beautiful Alaskan halibut that I could very easily get, so there’s that. Aside from the swordfish and halibut, I think this would also work very well with tuna.

For the herb salad, I picked fresh parsley from out in the garden, and also used some dill and cilantro. Oh and I could have sworn we had capers but when I looked through the fridge, I couldn’t find them anywhere! So, I used some mixed Mediterranean olives, along with the liquid from that jar in the marinade. Even with all my substitutions, I thought this recipe was a great, light dinner!

The full recipe is in Around my French Table, but you basically marinate the fish in lemon zest, olive oil, smoked paprika, capers (or chopped olives) and a little juice from the jar. Grill and then serve with a salad of herbs tossed in oil and lemon juice and a little chopped rosemary on the fish. Delicious!

Okay, my photos are below and here’s a link to everyone’s posts.

FFwD: Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad

FFwD: Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad

FFwD: Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad

FFwD: Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad

5 comments to FFwD: (Not) Swordfish with Frilly Herb Salad

  • Cilantro and olives sound pretty good to me. Halibut is one of my favorites – great idea.

  • Amy

    Hi! I’m w/you on medium effort — my featured fish was Opah and it was so good I’m glad I didn’t try to hunt down swordfish. Nice set of photos!

  • it is great to see that this works with a lighter white fish.. my family loves halibut and it is a safer and less fished choice.

  • I just announced out loud that “today I am for the medium effort’ to see what would happen and everyone here said “me too”. A catch-phrase has been born. And this certainly was perfect for that goal. I will do it again and want to try it with different fish cuts.

  • mlb

    Cher: Thanks! It was quite good :)

    Amy: Mmmm, opah is delicious! I bet that was great! And thanks!

    Diane: Great with halibut. Hope you try that soon!

    Trevor: Hooray for medium effort! ;-)